PARC Virtual Tour
Long Lane Nets
10 Nets total, in 3 sets of 1 to 8 nets.
The Long Lane Nets contain just that - our longest set of
linked nets. Originally, ten nets were connected
end-to-end, but we were forced to create a gap between Nets 8 &
9 in order to accommodate a heavily used deer path (the
alternative being the repeated destruction and costly
replacement of any net in position number 9!).
The upper end of the Long Lane Net set (Nets 1-5) is in an
upland late successional habitat dominated by shrubs like
honeysuckle, multiflora rose, and blackhaw viburnum; it is
quickly invaded by a variety of trees, including ash, red maple,
black cherry, tulip poplar, and cucumber magnolia, all of which
are periodically removed.
Nets 6 & 7 cross a small sweet flag/cattail marsh (Iron
Spring Swamp) that is fringed by wetland shrubs like alder,
willow, and arrow-wood viburnum. Nets 8 & 9 are in a
fairly thick stand of hawthorn and wild crabapple.
Net 10 crosses the small stream draining Iron Spring Swamp and
is surrounded by willows, arrow-wood, and blackberries but also
is near a mature forest edge. Long Lane Net 10 extends to
the edge of a large open field that is maintained by annual
||Long Lane Nets 1 & 2
The first two of eight linked nets.
||Long Lane Nets 3, 4, & 5
||Long Lane Nets 6, 7, & 8
Stretching across Iron Spring Swamp.
||Long Lane Net 9
||Long Lane Net 10
||Path leading across open field
from Long Lane Net 10 to Bear Crossing Nets 3-5
Looking back at Long Lane net 10.
||White-tailed deer making their
own path across this field!
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